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Why You Should Be Taking CBD Oil

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheAlchemistLives, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. TheAlchemistLives

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    Hello everyone, I created this thread to discuss and explain CBD Oil, or Cannabidiol, and especially how anyone can benefit from it. Now, before I get started I need provide background information regarding legality. For those who do not know, in the eyes of the law (concerning the UK and US) it is illegal to grow, and sell, cannabis or cannabis related products. However, it is perfectly legal to grow industrial hemp. So the question should be, what?s the difference? Basically, industrial hemp is cannabis with extremely low levels of THC, the chemical that gets you "stoned." There are a ton of uses for hemp, but the one area I want to focus on is how a daily intake of CBD Oil can give massive anxiety relief, increase optimal homeostasis (balance of the body), promote a deeper sleep for better focus, and improve short-term and long-term memory.

    To get a full grasp of how CBD Oil can help the body it's important to understand a biological system called "The Endocannabinoid System." All vertebrates have something called a nervous system, which is the communication highway from your brain to the rest of your body concerning all matters of the body including breathing, sensory input, muscle movement, etc. In order for all of these actions to happen something very peculiar occurs in the brain, a series of electrical signals are transmitted through trillions of cells called neurons. These neurons work by transmitting chemicals called neurotransmitters, most often dopamine, through synapses that house all the neurotransmitters. Here?s a simple way to think about the interaction: stimuli flows in the nerve cell from a synapse A (presynaptic), creating a reaction from synapse B (postsynaptic), creating the desired effect, or what we call thinking (A + B = C).

    Before the Endocannabinoid System was discovered it was generally accepted in medicine that electrical stimulation only flowed one way, from the presynaptic neurons to postsynaptic neurons. The discovery of these cannabinoid receptors (Endocannabinoid System) proved that electrical stimulation actually flows in the reverse too, called retrograde transmission. Astonished at this new finding, scientists started digging deeper, and found that the Endocannabinoid system mainly establishes the body?s regulation of energy consumption and metabolism, called homeostasis, through a natural chemical called anandamide. The Endocannabinoid system inhibits neurons from over stimulating, or firing to many times, by spraying the presynaptic neurons with anandamide, causing the nerve cell to balance out. Essentially, the endocannabinoid system is the anti-braking system on a car. Helping slow down over-acceleration (stimulation) without bringing the entire car (the brain) to a sudden stop.

    This is where CBD Oil comes in, and how it can play a major role in supplementing your body?s natural production of anandamide. You see, I do IM myself, and I've noticed that by the time 3pm roles around my mind is just mentally spent. If you were to take a look at my brain, chemically you would see that I am depleted of my neurotransmitters due to continuous firing, or over-stimulation. However, with the introduction of just a couple drops a day of CBD Oil I've noticed a significant improvement in mental sharpness because of how closely related CBD is to anandamide, concerning the cannabinoid receptors. It's like having the ultimate helping hand, and not only does my focus and attention improve, but my sleep patterns have become regulated.

    Normally I'm against giving away my "secret sauce" so to speak, but after a month of personal trial I believe that word needs to be spread about this wonderful substance. Research across the globe is being conducted so more information is being put into the public domain by the day, but CBD is still a relatively unknown substance. I created this thread because if I really believe that this can help the black hat community. If you have any questions let me know, and I'll be glad to answer them to the best of my ability.
     
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    CB receptor system's role in homeostasis is pretty apparent considering it's reliance on the same g-protein channels other receptors in the Dopamine/NMDA systems use; so that when one is activated, the effect of the other is flipped. Simultaneous activation of CB1 and D2 if I recall correctly (been awhile since I read the paper), both of which typically use the Gi Protein channel to elicit inhibitory effects in the cell, causes one of them to instead use the Gs Protein channel causing stimulation. Thus combining two inhibitors ends up evoking an inhibitory and stimulatory response, canceling each out.

    However I have to say it's very dangerous and ill-advised for you to be giving medical advice, especially involving psychopharmacology (brain is poorly understood already) and controlled substances; without also explaining the possible harm that could be caused if the advice is followed.

    Anyone with a family history of mental illness or is diagnosed with a mental illness, can experience mild to severe negative side effects, including a state of psychosis that can last far longer than the cannibinoids are in the system (not exactly sure how or why it doesn't end when the body eliminates it and the metabolites though). In someone with a latent mental illness, they might be able to go their whole life without it being triggered; but by choosing to use cannabinoids they can trigger it.

    I myself am hypersensitive to cannibinoids. I've tried cannabis countless times with many different people, who all swore that I must have just not gotten good stuff. Every single time the same thing happened, I couldn't move, couldn't speak, got extreme motion sickness (which I normally do not have) and end up throwing up.... on a few hits of normal grade, one or two of high grade.

    I did find however that when combined with other mind altering substances, I didn't experience the negative side effects; but one day I combined it with a cocktail I am normally able to handle just fine (primarily dopamine/serotonin agonists w/ an NMDA antagonist); and what happened? I spent the next week in a full blown state of psychosis. Fortunately I'd been studying cognitive science for awhile and was able to recognize what was happening. Even told my friend what was going on, and made the comment "I'm going to learn SOOO freaking much from this".

    I'm a supporter of NORML, and have nothing against cannabis or it's psychoactive ingredients... but for my own health and sanity I stay the hell away from them. And anyone with a pre-disposition to mental illness or already diagnosed with one should too.
     
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